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AT&T attacks T-Mobile in full-page newspaper ad

AT&T attacks T-Mobile in full-page newspaper ad

When you find out that AT&T put out an attack ad about a competing carrier, you're first guess is that they're probably going after Verizon, which is AT&T's biggest competition right now. However, it turns out that Ma Bell is going after the little guys in a new full-page newspaper ad that appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

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US Cellular to cover 87% of its customers with LTE in 2013

US Cellular to cover 87% of its customers with LTE in 2013

US Cellular may not have the biggest 4G LTE network, but it's working on expanding the service to more of its customers. The carrier announced today that they'll be expanding their 4G LTE network in several states in the US, as well as introducing LTE to brand new states, including California, Nebraska, and Kansas.

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AT&T adds several new markets to LTE network

AT&T adds several new markets to LTE network

AT&T is continuing its rollout of 4G LTE to newer markets, and today the carrier announced several new additions to the LTE heat map. Six locations in all now have AT&T's blazing-fast data speeds, including Northwest Georgia; Albany, GA; Cecil County, MD; Norfolk/Portsmouth/Virginia Beach in Virginia; Montgomery County, PA; and Bucks County, PA.

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Verizon sells $1.9 billion worth of spectrum to AT&T

Verizon sells $1.9 billion worth of spectrum to AT&T

Buying and selling spectrum isn't really anything new -- carriers have been doing it for quite some time, but it's a bit rare when two giant wireless providers make such a deal. Today, Verizon and AT&T have agreed upon a deal that would see AT&T pay $1.9 billion to Verizon in exchange for 39 700MHz spectrum licenses.

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AT&T to acquire Alltel for $780 million

AT&T to acquire Alltel for $780 million

AT&T announced today that it has signed a deal with Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (ATNI) to acquire the company's Alltel US retail wireless operations for $780 million in cold, hard cash. The agreement includes the acquisition of Alltel's wireless properties, such as licenses, network assets, retail stores, and almost 600,000 subscribers.

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Verizon BlackBerry 10 preparations previewed as carriers ready for RIM

Verizon BlackBerry 10 preparations previewed as carriers ready for RIM

RIM is planning on officially launching its new BlackBerry 10 OS on January 30, and most of the major carriers will be offering the company's new phones at launch. So, it probably comes at no surprise that they're gathering up their materials and preparing for the platform's launch. Specifically, Verizon has already built their landing page for the Z10, and EVLeaks ended up getting a snapshot of it.

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AT&T allowing FaceTime over cellular for all tiered data customers

AT&T allowing FaceTime over cellular for all tiered data customers

After several months from Apple announcing FaceTime over cellular, AT&T is finally rolling the feature out to all of its tiered data customers. AT&T cites that its testing phase for FaceTime over cellular is complete, and will be enabled for all of its customers, including those on tiered data plans at no additional cost.

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AT&T reports record smartphone sales in Q4 2012

AT&T reports record smartphone sales in Q4 2012

AT&T has announced some pretty impressive numbers about their fourth quarter sales in 2012. The company reports that they have sold over 10 million smartphones during Q4 2012 alone. The previous record was 9.4 million smartphones sold in the same quarter in 2011, so this year's numbers may not be a huge increase, but progress is certainly progress.

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AT&T expands LTE in four cities, adds on five new markets

AT&T expands LTE in four cities, adds on five new markets

AT&T has announced today that they're expanding its 4G LTE service in five cities, while it's adding LTE to four new markets. AT&T is expanding in Los Angeles, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Middlesex County, NJ; and Phoenix, AZ. The five new cities getting AT&T 4G LTE service for the first time include Green Bay, WI; Springfield, MA; Melbourne, FL; Tucson, AZ; and Oxford MS.

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T-Mobile improves coverage in Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Seattle

T-Mobile improves coverage in Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Seattle

T-Mobile announced today that they have made some "technology advancements" in three major cities, which include Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Seattle. T-Mobile didn't say what these advancements consist of, but you can be sure that data speeds are now a bit faster in these areas. On top of these cities, T-Mobile is also working on improving coverage in other major cities across the US as we speak.

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T-Mobile begins testing for prepaid mobile brand, could launch next year

T-Mobile begins testing for prepaid mobile brand, could launch next year

Even though T-Mobile plans to go completely prepaid in 2013 and get rid of subsidies altogether, it's been confirmed that the carrier is launching a separate prepaid brand called GoSmart Mobile, which is currently be tested in "select market", and could launch sometime next year if the company is happy with the results of the testing.

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T-Mobile to end subsidies, offer only full-priced phones and value plans in 2013

T-Mobile to end subsidies, offer only full-priced phones and value plans in 2013

Earlier today, T-Mobile announced that it will be offering Apple products starting in 2013, but another thing that the carrier is introducing in 2013 is the death of subsidized devices, and the introduction of only cheap value plans. This means you'll have to pay full price for a handset, but the plans themselves will be cheaper than before.

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